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Last updated 11/20/2017

  1. Voted YES on N921, NWIP, Guidelines for Bibliographic references and citations to information

    Question:

    Do you approve, disapprove, or abstain on this NWIP (New Work Item Proposal – ISO TC 46-SC 9, N921, Guidelines for Bibliographic references and citations to information resources?

    Description:

    This International Standard gives guidelines for the preparation of bibliographic references. It also gives guidelines for the preparation of citations in Latin scripts in works that are not themselves primarily bibliographical. It is applicable to bibliographic references and citations to all kinds of information resources, including but not limited to monographs, serials, contributions, patents, cartographic materials, electronic information resources (including research datasets, databases, computer software and social media), music, recorded sound, prints, photographs, graphic and audiovisual works, and moving images. It is not applicable to machine-parsable citations. It is also not applicable to legal citations, which have their own standards.

    This International Standard does not prescribe a particular style of reference or citation. The examples used in this International Standard are not prescriptive as to style and punctuation.
    Annexes A and B make reference to the relevant clause(s) of this International Standard which explain the requirements for referencing or citing printed and electronic information resources. Annex C gives examples of bibliographic references that comply with this International Standard.

  2. Voted APPROVE on ISO/FDIS 15836-1, Information and documentation — The Dublin Core metadata element set — Part 1: Core elements

    Question:

    Do you approve the technical content of the final draft?

    Description:

    This is a ballot for the TC46/SC4 draft standard, ISO/FDIS 15836-1, Information and documentation — The Dublin Core metadata element set — Part 1: Core elements.

    This document establishes 15 core metadata elements for cross-domain resource description. These terms are part of a larger set of metadata vocabularies maintained by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. Properties in the /terms/ namespace are included in ISO 15836-2.

    This document does not limit what might be a resource. This document does not provide implementation guidelines. However, the elements are typically used in the context of an application profile which constrains or specifies their use in accordance with local or community-based requirements and policies.

  3. Voted YES on N2621, ISO TC 46 Resolution by correspondence WG4 convenor for 2017-2020

    Question:

    Do you approve Ms. Liu Chunyan as convenor and Mr. Axel Ermert as co-convenor of the working group WG4 “Terminology of information and documentation”?

    Description:

    To allow the future revision of ISO 5127 “Foundations and Vocabulary of information and documentation” according to ISO/TC 46 RESOLUTION 2015-05, it is now proposed to renew the nomination of the WG 4 convenor by correspondence.

    ISO/TC 46 appoints Ms Liu Chunyan as convenor of the working group WG4 “Terminology of information and documentation” for another 3-year-term. Ms Liu Chunyan is supported by SAC (China) as convenor.

    ISO/TC 46 appoints Mr Axel Ermert as co-convenor of the working group WG4 “Terminology of information and documentation” for a 3-year-term. Mr. Axel Ermert is supported by DIN (Germany) as co-convenor.

  4. Voted YES on Proposed resolution for renomination of convenor of ISO/TC 46/WG 3 “Conversion of written languages

    Question:

    Do you approve Mr. Peeter Päll as convenor of ISO/TC 46/WG 3 “Conversion of written languages”?

    Description:

    ISO/TC 46 appoints Mr. Peeter Päll as convenor of the working group WG3 “Conversion of written languages” for another 3-year-term (2017-2020). Mr Päll is supported by EVS (Estonia) as convenor.

  5. Voted YES on N920, NWIP (New Work Item Proposal), Description and presentation of rights information in digital collections

    Question:

    Do you approve the creation of a new project to provide guidelines on the presentation of rights information for digital collections?

    Description:

    This international standard provides guidelines for digital collection services that seek to effectively describe and present rights information. Digital collection here refers to a service providing digital resources in libraries, museums, archives, or other organizations that offer similar resources to their patrons.

  6. Voted REAFFIRM on Review of ANSI/NISO Z39.87-2006 (R2011) Data Dictionary – Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images

    Question:

    Do you approve the reaffirmation of Z39.87?

    Description:

    This ballot is for the periodic review of the published standard ANSI/NISO Z39.87-2006 (R2011) Data Dictionary – Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images. This standard was last reviewed and reaffirmed in 2011.

    In accordance with NISO procedures, all review ballots are accompanied by a recommendation from the responsible leadership committee. NISO’s Content and Collection Management Topic Committee recommends to REAFFIRM the standard.

  7. Voted REAFFIRM on Review of ANSI/NISO Z39.43-1993 (R2011) Standard Address Number (SAN) for the Publishing Industry

    Question:

    Do you approve the reaffirmation of Z39.43?

    Description:

    This ballot is for the periodic review of the published standard ANSI/NISO Z39.43-1993 (R2011) Standard Address Number (SAN) for the Publishing Industry. This standard was last reviewed and reaffirmed in 2011.

    In accordance with NISO procedures, all review ballots are accompanied by a recommendation from the responsible leadership committee. NISO’s Content and Collection Management Topic Committee recommends to REAFFIRM the standard

  8. Voted WITHDRAW with comments on Review of / Withdraw ANSI/NISO Z39.84-2005 (R2010) Syntax for the Digital Object Identifier

    Question:

    Should ANSI/NISO Z39.84 be withdrawn?

    Description:

    In accordance with NISO procedures, all review ballots are accompanied by a recommendation from the responsible leadership committee. The Content and Collections Management Topic Committee recommends a vote to WITHDRAW the standard. ISO 26324:2012 Information and documentation — Digital object identifier system is now available. Experts have noted that material covered in Z39.84 is addressed in the ISO standard, sometimes in more up-to-date ways. It would be better to coalesce efforts to keep the International standard updated rather than the ANSI/NISO one

    Comments:

    ASIST concurs with the comments of NLM and NFAIS about making sure that ISO standards are available and affordable and notes that NISO continues to maintain Z39.50 as a US National Standard even though there is an equivalent ISO version ISO3950 – If we recall correctly one of the major reasons for doing this was concern over the availability and affordability of ISO standards. With Z39.50 there was also the concern with the slow pace and cumbersome process of making changes to ISO standards and felt having that flexibility justified the maintenance of a US standard

    Comments provided by Mark Needleman

  9. Voted YES on ISO TC 46 CIB Consultation on nomination of Vice-chair of ISO 3166/MA

    Question:

    Do you approve Mr. Jaap Akkerhuis as Vice-chair of ISO 3166/MA for a 3-year term?

    Description:

    Following last 2-3 February meeting of the ISO 3166/MA, Mr. Jaap Akkerhuis from ICANN has been nominated as Vice-chair of the MA for a 3-year term.

  10. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 15919:2001 (vers 3) — Information and documentation — Transliteration of Devanagari and related Indic scripts into Latin characters

    Question:

    Do you recommend ISO 15919:2001 (vers 3) be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This is a ballot for the five-year systematic review of the TC46 standard ISO 15919:2001 (vers 3) — Information and documentation — Transliteration of Devanagari and related Indic scripts into Latin characters.

    This International Standard provides tables which enable the transliteration into Latin characters from text in Indic scripts which are largely specified in rows 09 to 0D of UCS (ISO/IEC 10646-1 and Unicode).

    The tables provide for the Devanagari, Bengali (including the characters used for writing Assamese), Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Tamil, and Telugu scripts which are used in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. The Devanagari, Bengali, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, and Oriya scripts are North Indian scripts, and the Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu scripts are South Indian scripts.

    The Burmese, Khmer, Thai, Lao and Tibetan scripts which also share a common origin with the Indic scripts, and which are used predominantly in Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Bhutan and the Tibetan Autonomous Region within China, are not covered by this International Standard.

    This International Standard applies to transliteration of Devanagari, and to Indic scripts related to Devanagari, independent of the period in which it is or was used (i.e., for Devanagari script it can be used for transliterating text in classical Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, and the Vedic language, for instance).

    Other Indic scripts whose character repertoires are covered by the tables may also be transliterated using this International Standard.

  11. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 233-2:1993 (vers 5) Information and documentation — Transliteration of Arabic characters into Latin characters — Part 2: Arabic language — Simplified transliteration

    Question:

    Do you recommend ISO 233-2:1993 (vers 5) be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This is a ballot for the five-year systematic review of the TC46 standard ISO 233-2:1993 (vers 5) Information and documentation — Transliteration of Arabic characters into Latin characters — Part 2: Arabic language — Simplified transliteration.

    This part of ISO 233 establishes a simplified System for the transliteration of Arabic characters into Latin characters. This simplification of the stringent rules established by ISO 233:1984 is especially intended to facilitate the processing of bibliographic information (e.g. catalogues, indices, citations, etc).

  12. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 233:1984 (vers 4) Documentation — Transliteration of Arabic characters into Latin characters

    Question:

    Do you recommend ISO 233:1984 (vers 4) Documentation — Transliteration of Arabic characters into Latin characters be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard establishes a system for the transliteration of Arabic characters into Latin characters following the principles of stringent conversion in order to permit international information exchange.

  13. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 259-2:1994 (vers 3) Information and documentation — Transliteration of Hebrew characters into Latin characters — Part 2: Simplified transliteration

    Question:

    >Do you recommend ISO 259-2:1994 (vers 3) Information and documentation — Transliteration of Hebrew characters into Latin characters — Part 2: Simplified translit be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This part of ISO 259 specifies a simplified System for the transliteration of Hebrew characters into Latin characters. This simplification of the stringent rules established by ISO 259:1984 is especially intended to make easier the processing of bibliographic information (catalogues, indices, citations, etc.)

  14. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 259:1984 (vers 4) Documentation — Transliteration of Hebrew characters into Latin characters

    Question:

    Do you recommend ISO 259:1984 (vers 4) Documentation — Transliteration of Hebrew characters into Latin characters be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:
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    This International Standard establishes a system for the transliteration of Hebrew characters into Latin characters following the principles of stringent conversion in order to permit international information exchange.

  15. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 9985:1996 (vers 3) Information and documentation — Transliteration of Armenian characters into Latin characters

    Question:

    Do you recommend ISO 9985:1996 (vers 3) Information and documentation — Transliteration of Armenian characters into Latin characters be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard establishes a system for the transliteration of the modern Armenian alphabet into Latin characters, in accordance with the principles of stringent conversion in order to permit international information exchange, particularly by electronic means.

  16. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 9:1995 (Ed 2, vers 3) Information and documentation — Transliteration of Cyrillic characters into Latin characters — Slavic and non-Slavic languages

    Question:

    Do you recommend ISO 9:1995 (Ed 2, vers 3) Information & documentation–Transliteration of Cyrillic characters into Latin characters–Slavic & non-Slavic languages be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard establishes a System for the transliteration into Latin characters of Cyrillic characters constituting the alphabets of Slavic and non-Slavic languages, in accordance with the principles of stringent conversion in Order to permit international information exchange, particularly by electronic means. For the transliteration of Slavic Cyrillic characters, tables 1 and 2 reproduce the tables published in the first edition of ISO 9:1986; for the transliteration of Cyrillic characters constituting the alphabets of non-Slavic languages, table 3 adopts the transliteration of tables 1 and 2 for all characters similar to those of Slavic languages and gives equivalents for all supplementary characters introduced in the alphabets of non-Slavic languages.

    Table 3 includes in a Single sequence, listed in the Cyrillic alphabetic Order, the 118 Single or diacritic carrying characters that appear in one or another of the considered alphabets. The list of the languages written in these alphabets is given in annex C

  17. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 30301:2011, Information and documentation — Management systems for records — Requirements

    Question:

    Do you recommend that ISO 30301:2011, Information and documentation — Management systems for records — Requirements be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn

    Description:

    This International Standard specifies requirements to be met by a MSR in order to support an organization in the achievement of its mandate, mission, strategy and goals. It addresses the development and implementation of a records policy and objectives and gives information on measuring and monitoring performance.

    A MSR can be established by an organization or across organizations that share business activities. Throughout this International Standard, the term “organization” is not limited to one organization but also includes other organizational structures.

    This International Standard is applicable to any organization that wishes to:

    a) establish, implement, maintain and improve a MSR to support its business;
    b) assure itself of conformity with its stated records policy;
    c) demonstrate conformity with this International Standard by
    1) undertaking a self-assessment and self-declaration, or
    2) seeking confirmation of its self-declaration by a party external to the organization, or
    3) seeking certification of its MSR by an external party.

    This International Standard can be implemented with other Management System Standards (MSS). It is especially useful to demonstrate compliance with the documentation and records requirements of other MSS.

  18. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 30300:2011, Information and documentation — Management systems for records — Fundamentals and vocabulary

    Question:

    Do you recommend that ISO 30300:2011, Information and documentation — Management systems for records — Fundamentals and vocabulary be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard defines terms and definitions applicable to the standards on MSR prepared by ISO/TC 46/SC 11. It also establishes the objectives for using a MSR, provides principles for a MSR, describes a process approach and specifies roles for top management.

    This International Standard is applicable to any type of organization that wishes to:
    a) establish, implement, maintain and improve a MSR to support its business;
    b) assure itself of conformity with its stated records policy;
    c) demonstrate conformity with this International Standard by
    1) undertaking a self-assessment and self-declaration, or
    2) seeking confirmation of its self-declaration by a party external to the organization, or
    3) seeking certification of its MSR by an external party

  19. Voted YES on N924, ISO TC 46/SC 9 ISO WD 20247, Information and documentation — International library item identifier (ILII)

    Question:

    Do you approve the draft for publication?

    Description:

    This international standard specifies the International Library Item Identifier (ILII) which is used for the unique identification of items held by libraries and related organizations. Library and related organization here refers to an organization within the scope of ISO 15511, Information and documentation — International standard identifier for libraries and related organizations (ISIL). Items here refer to materials identified and managed by a concerned organization. Digital objects to which the organization holds only access rights (e.g., electronic journals) are excluded from the definition of items in this context.

    The purpose of ILII is to facilitate unique identification of library items when information about them is shared among library applications. Examples of such system(s) include interlibrary loan and shared print agreements

  20. Voted APPROVE on ISO TC 46 SC 10, ISO/TR 19814 – Information and documentation – Collections management for archives and libraries

    Question:

    Do you approve the draft for publication? Description:

    ISO/TR 19814 Management of collections in archives and libraries provides guidance and recommendations to plan, implement, maintain and improve preservation of archive and library collections through:
    — recommendations and guidance for preservation planning and ongoing management of physical collections in archives and libraries;
    — procedures for managing collections in the stacks, research and reading rooms, conservation facilities, and while on exhibit and during transportation.
    — guidance and recommendations for appropriate enclosures and containers for archive and library collections.

    TR 19814 applies to preservation of archive and library physical collections of institutions and volumes small and large. It applies to all collections housed by an institution; their own collections and deposits or loans from other institutions. Some information on digital collections born digital and digitised for conservation is included for reference.’

    TR 19814 also applies to collections that are being managed by governmental agencies.

    This guidance is intended for collections that are being preserved for long-term use.

    Collections intended for long-term use need to be managed to mitigate many risks that can cause loss, including catastrophic loss from fire and floods, risks of vandalism and theft, to instability of materials, including acetate film and acidic paper. Collections management addresses the risks from a holistic perspective. It is recognised that compromises are necessary based on, among other factors, the quantity of collections in archives and libraries. The compromises can be managed when the factors of use, significance, vulnerability of the collections and the expertise and best practices from several fields are included in the decision-making process.

    TR 19814 covers specifically the operations required to manage the collections environment that are relevant to the preservation policy and plan of the institution. This includes the monitoring of climate stability, control of exposure to light, preventive cleanliness measures and cleaning of the collections storage areas.

    The conservation treatment of individual items within the collections is not covered in TR 19814.

  21. Voted YES on Approval of Proposed NISO New Work Item: Recommended Practice for Improving Resource Access in the 21st Century (Short Title: RA21)

    Question:

    Do you approve of a Proposed New Work Item: Recommended Practice for Improving Resource Access in the 21st Century (Short Title: RA21)?

    Description:

    This ballot is to approve a proposed new work item on the development of a Recommended Practice for for Improving Resource Access in the 21st Century.

    The primary output of this project will be to explore and recommend new infrastructure service(s) that will streamline content access protocols across the information distribution community, in order to provide a more seamless user experience for consumers of subscribed content.  Further goals are to offer greater manageability of network activity by improving the granularity of usage statistics, investigating potential alternatives to Internet Protocol (IP) address authentication, and building momentum toward testing and implementation of these alternatives in the community of publishers, system vendors, aggregators, intermediaries and libraries.

    If the project is approved, the working group would generate and support pilot tests of SAML-based authentication technologies involving the publishing and academic library communities; author a joint NISO-STM Recommended Practice on implementing one or more SAML-based approaches to providing access to subscribed content; build one or more proof-of-concept services; and deliver promotional and education plans for further adoption by the broader publishing and academic community

  22. Voted APPROVE on Formation of WG for ISO TC 46/SC 9 ISO 22038

    Question:

    Do you approve the formation of a working group for ISO TC 46/SC 9 ISO 22038, Information and documentation — Description and presentation of rights information in digital collections?

    Description:

    The ballot to approve the work item for ISO TC 46/SC 9 ISO 22038, Information and documentation — Description and presentation of rights information in digital collections passed on January 29, 2017. This ballot asks voters to approve the formation of the related working group.

  23. Voted Approval on ISO TC 46 ISO CD 20674-1, Information and documentation – Transliteration of scripts in use in Thailand – Part 1: Transliteration of Akson-Thai-Noi

    Question:

    Do you approve the circulation of the draft as a DIS?

    Description:

    The transliteration system presented here describes the orthographic system of the Akson-Thai-Noi script using Romanized characters consistent with the provisions of the International Standards
    Organization.

    The Akson-Thai-Noi characters of this standard were developed as modern representations of scripts found in inscriptions and palm leaf religious texts and adapted by the Royal Institute of Thailand.

    The selection of Romanized characters follows, to the extent possible, the phonemic/phonetic representations used in the transliteration of Standard Thai as described in the International Standard of the ISO 11940, thus enabling consistency of system and economy of codes.

    In this system transliteration principles are applied stringently to enable complete unambiguous reversibility in the conversion of characters. Although accurate pronunciation may not always result in the application of this system, because the original Akson-Thai-Noi characters can be regenerated automatically from the Romanized representation, those with knowledge of the languages will be able to correctly pronounce the Romanized graphemes.

  24. 2017 Board Election Position of Vice Chair

    Question: Please select one name for election to the NISO Board as Vice Chair for the 2017-2018 term.

    Description:

    The NISO Nominations Committee has nominated Keith Webster for election to Vice Chair for the 2017-2018 Board term. If elected, the candidate will serve as Vice Chair, thereafter assuming the role of Chair from 2018-2019, then Past Chair, per NISO’s Bylaw

    Voted for:

    Keith Webster (This was not a difficult decision as he was the only candidate on the ballot)

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  26. NISO Board of Directors Election 2017

    Question: Please select up to three candidates for the NISO Board of Directors for the term 2017-2020

    Description:

    The Nominations Committee has put forward a slate of candidates to serve in the role of Directors on the NISO Board of Directors for the term from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020. In preparing the slate, the Nominations Committee attempts to maintain balance between NISO’s constituency groups (publishers, librarians and vendors) on the NISO Board of Directors. Please select up to three candidates from the following ballot.

    Voted for:

    Miranda Walker  (Wolters Kluwer Health)
    Robert Wheeler  (ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
    Ralph Youngen  (American Chemical Society)

  27. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 27729:2012, Information and Documentation – International standard name identifier (ISNI)

    Question:

    Do you recommend ISO 27729:2012, Information and Documentation – International standard name identifier (ISNI) be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard specifies the International Standard name identifier (ISNI) for the identification of public identities of parties, i.e. the identities used publicly by parties involved throughout the media content industries in the creation, production, management and content distribution chains.

    The ISNI system uniquely identifies public identities across multiple fields of creative activity and provides a tool for disambiguating public identities that might otherwise be confused.

    The ISNI is not intended to provide direct access to comprehensive information about a public identity but can provide links to other systems where such information is held.

  28. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO TC46 SC9 ISO 832 Second Edition, Information and documentation – Bibliographic description and references – Rules for the abbreviation of bibliographic terms

    Question:

    Do you recommend ISO TC46 SC9 ISO 832 2nd Edition, Information & documentation-Bibliographic description & references-Rules for abbreviation of bibliographic terms be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard specifies rules for the abbreviation of words and word combinations that commonly appear in bibliographic descriptions and references in languages using the Latin, Cyrillic and Greek alphabets.

    Abbreviations of titles and title words are excluded from the scope of this International Standard and are covered by the provisions of ISO 4.

  29. Voted APPROVE on ISO TC 46/SC 9, ISO/FDIS 3297 (Ed 5), Information and documentation — International standard serial number (ISSN)

    Question:

    Do you approve the technical content of the draft?

    Description:

    This is a ballot for the TC 46/SC 9 draft standard ISO/FDIS 3297 (Ed 5), Information and documentation — International standard serial number (ISSN).

    This document defines and promotes the use of a standard code (ISSN) for the unique identification of serials and other continuing resources.

    Each International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a unique identifier for a specific serial or other continuing resource in a defined medium. This document also describes a mechanism, the “linking ISSN (ISSN-L)”, that provides for collocation or linking among the different media versions of the same continuing resource.

    ISSN are applicable to serials and to other continuing resources, whether past, present or to be published or produced in the foreseeable future, whatever the medium of publication or production.

    Individual monographs, sound and video recordings, printed music publications, audiovisual works and musical works have their own numbering systems and are not specifically mentioned in this document. Such items may carry an ISSN in addition to their own standard numbers when they are part of a continuing resource.

  30. Voted APPROVE on TC 46/SC 9 ISO/DIS 20247, Information and documentation — International library item identifier (ILII)

    Question:

    Do you approve the technical content of the draft?

    Description:

    This is a TC46/SC9 ballot regarding technical content of ISO/DIS 20247, Information and documentation — International library item identifier(ILII).

    This international standard specifies the International Library Item Identifier (ILII) which is used for the unique identification of items held by libraries and related organizations. “Library and related organization” here refers to an organization within the scope of ISO 15511, Information and documentation — International standard identifier for libraries and related organizations (ISIL). “Items” here refer to materials identified and managed by a concerned organization. Digital objects to which the organization holds only access rights (e.g., electronic journals) are excluded from the definition of “items” in this context.

    The purpose of ILII is to facilitate unique identification of library items when information about them is shared among library applications. Examples of such system(s) include interlibrary loan and shared print agreements.

  31. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic review of ISO 13008:2012, Information and documentation — Digital records conversion and migration process

    Question:

    Do you recommend that ISO 13008:2012, Information and documentation — Digital records conversion and migration process be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard specifies the planning issues, requirements and procedures for the conversion and/or migration of digital records (which includes digital objects plus metadata) in order to preserve the authenticity, reliability, integrity and usability of such records as evidence of business transactions. These digital records can be active or residing in a repository.

    These procedures do not comprehensively cover:

    — backup systems;
    — preservation of digital records;
    — functionality of trusted digital repositories;
    — the process of converting analogue formats to digital formats and vice versa.

  32. Voted YES on Approval of Ms Stella Griffiths as ISO TC 46/SC 9 Chair

    Question:

    Do you approve Ms. Stella Griffiths as Chair of ISO TC 46/SC 9 for a second 3-year term? Description:

    This is a ballot to approve the nomination of Ms. Stella Griffiths as ISO TC46/SC9 Chairperson for a second 3-year term.

    At the May plenary meeting of SC9, the committee recognized the leadership and contributions of Stella Griffiths as Chair of ISO/TC 46/SC 9; noted that her term ends on December 31, 2017; and supported her appointment for a second 3-year term as chair, ending on December 31, 2020

  33. Voted CONFIRM on TC 46/SC 9 Systematic Review of ISO 27730, International standard collection identifier

    Question:

    Do you recommend that TC 46/SC 9 ISO 27730, Information and documentation –International standard collection identifier be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard establishes the specifications for the International Standard Collection Identifier (ISCI) as a unique international identification system for each collection, fonds and (archival) series, and part(s) of collections, fonds and series. This International Standard establishes the specifications for the
    structure of an identifier and promotes the use of the identifier with regard to identifying systems that already exist. It also gives a list of recommended metadata elements that describe a collection.

    This International Standard does not specify the description of collections, fonds and series, nor the relationships between collections and sub-collections.

    The ISCI is intended for use by organizations that manage collections of cultural materials. These include
    cultural heritage institutions such as libraries, museums and archives, as well as other types of organizations
    such as publishers operating in the supply chain of cultural materials.

  34. Voted APPROVE on Committee Draft Ballot on ISO CD 21248 – Quality Assessment for national libraries

    Question:

    Do you approve the circulation of the draft as a DIS (Draft International Standard)?

    Description:

    This International Standard defines terms for the quality assessment of national libraries and specifies methods for such assessment:

    — performance measurement,
    — impact assessment.

    The results of both methods are of special interest for comparison over time within the same library. Comparisons between libraries are possible if differences in the mandate, tasks and constituencies of the libraries are taken into account.

    Not all methods described in this International Standard apply to all national libraries. Limitations of the applicability of individual methods are specified in the descriptions.

    This International Standard is not intended to exclude the use of performance indicators or of methods for impact assessment not specified in it.

  35. Voted CONFIRM on TC 46/SC 9 Systematic Review of ISO 26324, DOI

    Question: Do you recommend that ISO 26324, Information and documentation — Digital object identifier system be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard specifies the syntax, description and resolution functional components of the digital object identifier system, and the general principles for the creation, registration and administration of DOI names (where DOI is an acronym for “digital object identifier”).

    This International Standard defines the syntax for a DOI name, which is used for the identification of an object of any material form (digital or physical) or an abstraction (such as a textual work) where there is a functional need to distinguish it from other objects.

    The DOI name does not replace, nor is it an alternative for, an identifier used in another scheme, such as the schemes defined by ISO/TC 46/SC 9. This International Standard describes how the DOI system can be used in conjunction with another identifier scheme (for example, to provide additional functionality, such as resolution, where this is not already available), and how the character string of that other scheme can be integrated into the DOI system through the DOI metadata record and/or the DOI syntax.

    This International Standard does not specify specific technologies to implement the syntax, description and resolution functional components of the digital object identifier system.

  36. Voted AGREE with TC 46/SC 11 N1697, Establish a liaison to ISO/TC 307 Blockchain – and decided not to nominate a related liaison officer

    Question:

    Do you agree to establish a liaison to ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies and to nominate a related liaison officer?

    Description:

    ISO/TC 46/SC 11 Archives/Records management proposes to establish a liaison to ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and distributed ledger technology.

    Question 1
    Do you agree to establish a liaison to ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies?

    Question 2
    Do you wish to nominate a liaison officer to ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies?

    You have three voting options for each of the above questions.

    Question 1 options:

    I agree with establishing a liaison to ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

    I disagree with establishing a liaison to ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

    I abstain from voting on establishing a liaison to ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

    Question 2 options:

    I wish to nominate a liaison officer to ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. (Comment required; If you would like to nominate someone, please include their name and contact information in your comments.)

    I do not wish to nominate a liaison officer to ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

    I abstain from voting on the nomination of a liaison officer to ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

  37. Voted AGREE with TC 46/SC 11 N1696 Establish a Cat-A Liaison with ITU-T FG-DPM and to appoint Xiaomi as the liaison officer

    Question:

    Do you agree to establish a Category A Liaison with the ITU-T FG-DPM Focus Group and to appoint Xiaomi An (SAC) as as liaison officer to ITU-T FG-DPM?

    Description:

    ITU-T Study Group 20 Internet of things (IoT) and smart cities and communities (SC&C) agreed the formation of a new Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities (FG-DPM) at its meeting in Dubai, from 13 to 23 March 2017.

    Question 1
    Do you agree to establish a Category A Liaison with ITU-T FG-DPM Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities?

    Question 2
    Do you agree to appoint Xiaomi An (SAC) as liaison officer to ITU-T FG-DPM?

    You have three voting options for each of the above questions.

    Question 1 options:

    I agree with establishing a Category A Liaison with ITU-T FG-DPM Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities.

    I disagree with establishing a Category A Liaison with ITU-T FG-DPM Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities. (Comment required)

    I abstain from voting on establishing a Category A Liaison with ITU-T FG-DPM Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities.

    Question 2 options:
    I agree with the appointment of Xiaomi An (SAC) as liaison officer to ITU-T FG-DPM.

    I disagree with the appointment of Xiaomi An (SAC) as liaison officer to ITU-T FG-DPM. (Comment required)

    I abstain from voting on the appointment of Xiaomi An (SAC) as liaison officer to ITU-T FG-DPM.

  38. Voted APPROVE on ISO/FDIS 23081-1 (Ed 2)

    Question: Do you approve the technical content of the final draft?

    Description:

    This is a ballot for the the TC 46/SC 11 draft standard Information and documentation — Records management processes — Metadata for records — Part 1: Principles.

    This document covers the principles that underpin and govern records management metadata. These principles are applicable to:
    — records and their metadata;
    — all processes that affect them;
    — any system in which they reside;
    — any organization that is responsible for their management

  39. Voted APPROVE on ISO TC 46/SC 11 ISO/FDIS 17068, Information and documentation — Trusted third party repository for digital records

    Question:

    Do you approve the technical content of the final draft?

    Description:

    This document specifies requirements for a trusted third party repository (TTPR) to support the authorized custody service in order to safeguard provable integrity and authenticity of clients’ digital records and serve as a source of reliable evidence.

    This document is applicable to retention or repository services for digital records as a source of evidence during the retention periods of legal obligation in both the private and the public sectors.

    This document has the limitation that the authorized custody of the stored records is between only the TTPR and the client.

  40. Voted YES on NISO Z39.102-201X, STS: Standards Tag Suite for publication as an American Standard

    Question:

    Do you approve this new standard (NISO Z39.102-201X, STS: Standards Tag Suite) for publication as an American National Standard?

    Description:

    The Standards Tag Suite (STS) provides a common XML format that developers, publishers, and distributors of standards, including national standards bodies, regional and international standards bodies, and standards development organizations, can use to publish and exchange full-text content and metadata of standards. STS is based on ANSI/NISO Z39.96 (JATS). Structures are provided to encode both the normative and non-normative content of: standards, adoptions of standards, and standards-like documents that are produced by standards organizations.

  41. Voted APPROVE on ISO CD 8.2, Information and documentation – Presentation of Periodicals

    Question:

    Do you approve the circulation of the draft as a DIS (Draft International Standard)

    Description:

    Periodicals, whatever their medium, play a critical role in the information society, and more specifically in the global information infrastructure. Citations to articles in scholarly journals, whether in print or in e-journals, form the basis for much scholarly research. Popular trade magazines as well as newsletters are used by authors, researchers, and students of all ages. Search, discovery, and use of the wide range of today’s periodicals requires that they provide reliable identification and display of key information by following standardized principles and procedures.

    Publishers and providers have long taken great pride in the diverse designs of their products. Nonetheless, designers and publishers may be unaware that some of their practices are impeding identification of their publications and access to the contents. The advent of digital publishing has provided even more opportunity for creativity in design, as well as the ability to change the look and feel of a digital publication both retrospectively and prospectively. Therefore, the presentation of information for digital publications has become even more critical: depending on the way the website is organized and the contents are linked together, the end user’s task of discovering articles and accessing them may turn out to be easy, frustrating, or completely fruitless.

    In 1954 when ISO Recommendation R8-1954, the predecessor to ISO 8: 1977, was published, there was no such thing as digital publishing, nor were there identification standards such as ISSN or ISBN. ISO 8 was also focused exclusively on print periodicals. It was published at a time when the ISSN was still in its infancy. The evolution of the publishing market in recent decades, the use of media other than paper, and the evolution of identification standards make it necessary to revise ISO 8 to include recommendations applicable to all possible media as well as to develop recommendations specifically to address the complexity of digital publications. For example, this standard recognizes the new need to embed both human-readable and machine-readable metadata in publications. This revised standard is based in part on the 1977 ISO 8 standard for its recommendations pertaining to print periodicals and on a NISO document, PIE-J, or “Recommended Practices for the Presentation and Identification of E-Journals” (NISO RP-16-2013) for its recommendations concerning digital periodicals.

    This Standard is applicable to continuing publications identifiable as “periodicals” (see below Terms and definitions). Newspapers are not generally considered to be periodicals and therefore specialized information relevant only to newspapers is not included. This Standard does not specifically address or apply to books, including series of books, nor to content that is continuously updated such as databases, loose-leaf services, online reference works, and most websites. Nevertheless, many of the recommendations about titles, identifiers, and digitization processes may be applicable to newspapers as well as to other kinds of continuing print and online publications.

    This International Standard contains recommendations intended to enable editors and publishers of periodicals to identify and present key information in a form that will help users discover, cite and access their information over time and through any changes. Following these recommendations should also help editors and publishers to better understand the needs of researchers, librarians, and other users and to bring clarity to their own work. Application of the recommendations offered here will result in improved discovery and access for users and machines. This will benefit all stakeholders of the periodical supply chain: publishers, providers, authors, librarians, and researchers. Authors’ work will not be lost due to well-meaning but historically inaccurate citations; researchers will find the information that they need; librarians will have better control of their collections; and providers and publishers will benefit from increased use of their publications.

    Presentation and identification of periodicals is a broad and detailed topic but this Standard has a deliberately narrow focus on only those elements of periodicals—printed, born digital or retroactively digitized—that relate to the presentation of title and supporting descriptive information, plus practices related to title identification and content access over time. Therefore, this Standard is not concerned with the overall design of the periodical, except where that design affects the presentation of the title, and has unintended consequences for resource discovery and access to earlier content. The recommendations are of varying importance and may not always accommodate certain artistic, technical or advertising considerations.

    The recommendations address the following:
    – Display of periodical title(s) and other critical identifying information: issues, numbering systems, pagination, etc.
    – Retention of title and citation information under which articles were originally published.
    – Display of title histories, including information relating to title changes.
    – Embedding appropriate metadata into digital versions.
    – Display of correct ISSN, including different ISSN for each format and for changed titles.
    – Retention and display of vital publication information across the history of a periodical, including publisher names; clear numbering and dates; editors, editorial boards, and sponsoring organizations; and frequency of publication.
    – Graphic design that supports clarity and consistency of information, particularly title information and inclusion of information that allows easy access to all content.

    Special considerations for retrospective digitization

  42. Voted YES on ISO/CD 19580-2 Transformation into Technical Specification

    Question:

    Do you agree that ISO/CD 19580 would be issued as Technical Specification, not

    Description:

    This is a vote for asking to the members if ISO/CD 19580 which was approved in June 2017 as CD would be transformed to issuing as Technical Specification due to the project limit time.

  43. Voted APPROVE on ISO TC 46/SC 4, ISO/FDIS 18626 (Ed 2)–Information and documentation, Interlibrary loan transactions

    Question:

    Do you approve the technical content of the final draft?

    Description:

    This document specifies the transactions between libraries or libraries and other agencies to handle requests for library items and the following exchange of messages.

  44. Voted YES on TC46/SC9 Ballot on the withdrawal of ISO/NP 15707, Information and documentation – International Standard Musical Work Code (ISWC)

    Question: Based on this recommendation, should TC46/SC9 withdraw the project to revise ISO 15707 and disband TC46/SC9/WG2?

    Description:

    As discussed during the TC46/SC9 plenary meeting in Pretoria, ZA in May of this year, there has been little progress on the project to revise ISO 15707. Noting the work to improve on existing service and build new ISWC services that have been done by the RA responsible for maintaining the ISWC standards, and the stated desire of the RA to stop work on the revision, the Convenor consulted with WG2 members to discern a recommendation about next steps. After consulting with the Working Group members as instructed by TC 46/SC9, the recommendation is that the current standard is sufficient for the improved services and the revision is no longer necessary

    Note: This not mean the ISWC (International Standard Work Code) is withdrawn, merely that the project to revise the standard is disbanded. The original version of ISWC remains in force as an ISO standard

  45. Voted YES on Approval of Ms. Stella Griffiths as ISO/TC46/SC9 Chair

    Question:

    Do you approve the adoption of the proposed resolution 2017/24 to appoint Ms Stella Griffiths as ISO/TC46/SC9 chairperson for a new 3 year-mandate?

    Description:

    This is a ballot to approve the nomination of Ms. Stella Griffiths as ISO/TC46/SC9 chairperson for a new 3 year-mandate.

  46. Voted YES on Approval of Mr. Juha Hakala as ISO/TC46/SC4 Chair

    Question:

    Do you approve the adoption of the proposed resolution 2017/23 to appoint Mr. Juha Hakala as ISO/TC46/SC4 chairperson for a new 3 year-mandate?

    Description:

    This is a ballot to approve the nomination of Mr. Juha Hakala as ISO TC46/SC4 chairperson for a 3 year-mandate.

  47. Voted NO on Revision of ISO/IEC TS 30135 Information technology — Digital publishing — EPUB – with comments listed below

    Question:

    Do you approve these Technical Specifications of ISO/IEC?

    Description:

    This standard consists of the following parts:

    Revision of ISO/IEC TS 30135 Information technology — Digital publishing — EPUB 3:

    Information technology – Digital publishing – EPUB3 – Part 1: Overview
    Information technology – Digital publishing – EPUB3 – Part 2: Publications
    Information technology – Digital publishing – EPUB3 – Part 3: Content Documents
    Information technology – Digital publishing – EPUB3 – Part 4: Open Container Format
    Information technology – Digital publishing – EPUB3 – Part 5: Media Overlay
    Information technology – Digital publishing – EPUB3 – Part 6: Canonical Fragment Identifier

    New versions of EPUB will be developed in W3C, since International Digital Publishing Forum merged to W3C in January 2017. In ISO, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 (Document description and processing languanges) co-ordinates EPUB standardization, but TC 46/SC 4 will for the time being be able to participate in the process due to our involvement in ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/JWG 7 with JTC 1/SC 34 and IEC TA 100. JWG 7 is developing long term preservation -related specification for EPUB. This specification will not be part of EPUB family of standards, but if an archivable version of the format (“EPUB/A”) is developed in the future, the results from JWG 7 can support the process.

    Comment:

    The standard is not currently in full compliance with EPUB and needs to be revised so it is in compliance

    Comment provided by Margie Hlava

  48. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic review of ISO 1086:1991 (Ed 2, vers 5), Title leaves of books

    Question:

    Do you recommend that ISO 1086:1991 (Ed 2, vers 5), Title leaves of books be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This international Standard specifies the information to be printed on title leaves of books and the manner in which this information should be presented and arranged. Its purpose is to help editors and publishers to produce title leaves that facilitate unambiguous citation by users such as booksellers, librarians, documentalists, authors, indexers, cataloguers, database producers, etc.

    Books may be monographs, collections, textbooks, pictorial works, atlases, theses, conference proceedings, technical reports, etc. They may be published as individual works as well as multi-volume works or parts of series.

    This international Standard applies to books that have horizontal composition (in which the printed text is to be read horizontally from left to right).

  49. Voted Confirm on Systematic review of ISO 15924:2004 (vers 3), Information and documentation — Codes for the representation of names of scripts

    Question:

    Do you recommend that ISO 15924:2004 (vers 3), Information and documentation — Codes for the representation of names of scripts be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard provides a code for the presentation of names of scripts. The codes were devised for use in terminology, lexicography, bibliography, and linguistics, but they may be used for any application requiring the expression of scripts in coded form. This International Standard also includes guidance on the use of script codes in some of these applications.

  50. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic review of ISO 18, Documentation — Contents list of periodicals

    Question:

    Do you recommend that ISO 18, Documentation– Contents list of periodicals be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard provides rules for the presentation of the contents list of a periodical (see ISO 8 for the presentation of periodicals.)

  51. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic review of ISO 215:1986 (vers 6), Documentation — Presentation of contributions to periodicals and other serials

    Question:

    Do you recommend that ISO 215:1986 (vers 6), Documentation — Presentation of contributions to periodicals and other serials be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard gives rules for the preparation and presentation of contributions to scientific periodicals including applied sciences and technology and similar serials. Contributions to Conference proceedings and similar collected works may not be covered by this International Standard.

  52. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic review of ISO 2384:1977 (vers 5) — Documentation, Presentation of translations

    Question:

    Do you recommend that ISO 2384:1977 (vers 5) — Documentation, Presentation of translations be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard sets out rules to ensure that translations are presented in a Standard form which will simplify their use by different categories of User.

  53. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic review of ISO 5122:1979 (vers 5), Documentation — Abstract sheets in serial publications

    Question:

    Do you recommend that ISO 5122:1979 (vers 5), Documentation — Abstract sheets in serial publications be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard sets out rules for the presentation of an abstract sheet in a periodical or other serial publication.